Can Australia deliver a H2 Super Highway?

Mick de Brenni couldn’t conceal his delight. The Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen in Queensland was all smiles as he marked the opening of Australia’s first hydrogen refueller at a Brisbane service station, signalling not only a welcome infrastructure milestone but movement in its audacious ‘Hydrogen Super Highway’ venture

“Hydrogen is a game changing fuel,” he beamed. “We’ve worked with bp, BOC South Pacific and Hyundai Motor Company to make this a reality, and it’s just the first step of many.”

BOC is producing renewable hydrogen with a 220kW electrolyser powered by solar energy, which can be transported to the bp Port of Brisbane Truckstop where anyone can fill up a hydrogen car ‘in less than five minutes’. The Queensland Government’s fleet of hydrogen-powered Hyundai NEXOs were the first to use the new refueller.

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